Associated Expands Disaster Relief Efforts

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is expanding relief efforts in light of the string of natural disasters and catastrophes around the globe, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Mexico earthquake. The charitable organization is opening emergency funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico, while… Read More

Baltimore-Florida Connections Stay Strong During Irma

With relief efforts still underway for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Jewish agencies and individuals in Baltimore stepped up again, as Hurricane Irma ripped across Florida, leaving millions more people in need of aid. Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful recorded storms to strike the United States. When it slammed into the Florida Keys… Read More

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

On Sept. 6, Brett Cohen was presented with the Julius Rosenberg Memorial Award, which recognizes a young adult committed to Jewish community building. The honor, bestowed annually by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, spotlighted Cohen for his involvement at The Associated and IMPACT.

Ben Cardin Holds Interfaith Roundtable Addressing Bigotry

In a powerful demonstration denouncing hate, racism and bigotry, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday led a roundtable discussion at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to make it clear that he will not tolerate such actions. Cardin, a Democrat, cited the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last… Read More

MITZVAH DAY

In an effort to help underprivileged students, more than 200 Baltimoreans gathered at the Woodholme Country Club to stuff backpacks with school supplies, ranging from lined paper to No. 2 pencils. The Aug. 29 event was hosted by Jewish Volunteer Connection, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and CHAI.  

Associated Development Hinges on Court Decision

One way or another, Ethel Barrish believes a sliver of the grassy and wooded area that sits near her Worthington Park neighborhood on Walnut Avenue and Garrison Forest Road will eventually be developed. Whether it’s an apartment complex, office building or single-family homes, Barrish said it’s only a matter of time. “One has to choose… Read More

You Should Know… Hanah Tanenholtz

The desire to “experience something different” encouraged Hanah Tanenholtz to leave her comfort zone and settle halfway around the world for the summer. “I knew it would be life changing,” she said. The Howard County native was one of 24 young adults to participate in Baltimore Onward Israel, an eight-week summer internship program based in… Read More

Staying Relevant Synagogues fight dropping numbers, target millennial generation

Rampant assimilation. Financial pressures. Generational changes. The varied causes of dwindling membership have served as a call to action for some Maryland synagogues — especially when appealing to young professionals. In an effort to combat the decrease in synagogue affiliation, organizations focused on engaging 20- and 30-year-olds have emerged at shuls across the state. These… Read More

Jewish Community Services No Longer in Howard County

Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is no longer functioning in Howard County, according to a letter by Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC) president Beth Millstein. The letter, sent out on Thursday, stated the JFHC board determined the expenditure of funds for services was not justified… Read More

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Talks Park Heights Redevelopment at Associated Meeting

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told the crowd gathered at Beth Tfiloh Congregation Wednesday night that she feels Park Heights “is part of our city that can be vibrant again.” Addressing more than 350 supporters and donors at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s annual meeting — where it was announced that the annual campaign… Read More